22 - Cameras, Lighting & Materials

Number
Title / Description


13

2:05

Camera Views

Taking a camera view of your plan is just a click and drag away.

Video No. 13


14

2:08

Overviews

Overview cameras allow you to see your plan from the outside.

Video No. 14


15

1:45

Rendering Techniques

The different Artistic Rendering views are a great way to visualize your house in 3d.

Video No. 15


16

2:35

Cross Section/Elevation Views

Cross Section and Elevation cameras make it easy to dimension and position objects vertically.

Video No. 16


19

1:54

Virtual Walkthroughs

Record a tour of your project with the walkthrough tools

Video No. 19


21

1:22

Saving and Restoring Camera Views

Save a camera view so you can go back and forth between it and the plan view without fear of losing the view.

Video No. 21


901

5:47

Creating, Saving, and Opening 3D Views

There a number of different tools available for creating 3D views which can be manipulated extensively.

Video No. 901


902

5:37

Editing the Camera in 3D

Learn about the Camera Specification and the 3D Settings dialogs and the settings they contain.

Video No. 902


903

9:00

Moving the Camera in 3D

There are three different types of 3d views camera views, overviews and cross section/elevation views.

Video No. 903


909

1:27

Glass House Views

Glass houses views are a great way to visualize a model in 3D.

Video No. 909


917

6:30

The Different Types of Light Sources

There are six ways light is provided in render views five of which you can control.

Video No. 917


918

2:27

Using the Parallel Light Type

Use parallel lights to create lights that simulate sunlight.

Video No. 918


919

2:28

Using the Point Light Type

Like a light bulb, point lights radiate light equally in all directions.

Video No. 919


920

2:27

Using the Spot Light Type

a spot light directs light in a specified direction

Video No. 920


922

5:28

Editing Light Properties

In this video we'll take a look at how lighting properties can be changed to improve the quality of render views.

Video No. 922


923

3:28

Reflecting a Moon On Water

How to make the moon glow and water to reflect.

Video No. 923


924

2:58

Controlling Sun Angles and Shadows

For more accurate shadows you can draw a north pointer in the plan.

Video No. 924


1554

3:09

Applying Backdrops

You can apply backdrops and background colors to any 3d view.

Video No. 1554


1555

5:32

Recording a Virtual Walkthrough

You can capture a series of camera views and store them as a movie that you can play back later.

Video No. 1555


1556

2:21

Optimizing Vector View Generation

Chief Architect's orthographic and perspective view camera tools have been greatly enhanced for speed and performance optimization.

Video No. 1556


1557

5:00

Optimizing Render View Generation - The Video Graphics Card

Learn about the role of your graphics card in Chief Architect.

Video No. 1557


1558

7:58

Optimizing Render View Generation - Render Settings

Take a look at render preferences and how they affect render speeds.

Video No. 1558


1559

6:08

Optimizing Render View Generation - Model Complexity

In this video well take a look at how the model affects render generation speeds.

Video No. 1559


1560

2:20

Leaving the Room and Keeping the Lights On

In this video we'll look at how we can use room lighting to increase our flexibility in drawing render views by leaving lights on in a room the camera is not in.

Video No. 1560


5108

4:40

Using a Generated Sky as a Backdrop

A sky model representing different atmospheric conditions can be used in your camera views instead of an image backdrop.

Video No. 5108


5223

12:26

Camera and Ray Trace Features

Take a look at the rendering and ray trace tools in Chief Architect

Video No. 5223


5303

2:52

Cross Section Cameras

Cross Section cameras cutting planes can be broken and stepped to suit a specific need

Video No. 5303


5436

16:40

Working with the Camera Tools

You can create a wide variety of different views of your plan with our Camera Tools.

Video No. 5436


5437

6:35

Using the Cross Section and Elevation Cameras

Use the Orthographic Camera tools to create elevations and cross section views.

Video No. 5437


5478

8:33

Creating Updatable Cross Sections and Modifying Layer Display

The cross section and elevation camera tools generate views that update as your make changes to your plan

Video No. 5478


5479

3:09

Creating Fully Editable Cross Sections

You can create a CAD Detail from your cross sections to allow you full control over display of each line.

Video No. 5479


5484

18:28

Creating 3D Presentation Views

The Perspective Camera tools allow you to generate a wide variety of rendered and artistic views for presentation tools.

Video No. 5484


10132

3:00

Breckenridge Walkthrough Video

Video No. 10132


1944

6:13

Tradition Ellen Kitchen sub-Project - Creating Kitchen Island Elevations

Create Back Clipped Wall Elevation and control the display of the camera callout in Plan View

Video No. 1944


1949

16:57

Selling the Job- Adjusting Materials

How to modify or import materials within your plan to enhance your scene.

Video No. 1949


1952

17:39

Selling the Job - Backdrops

Learn about the different backdrop options in Chief Architect and best practices on how to apply them to your projects.

Video No. 1952


1953

26:24

Selling the Job - Walkthrough Videos

Learn why video walkthroughs can be a great marketing tool and tips on creating an effective virtual tour.

Video No. 1953


5320

4:03

Sun Angle and Plan View Shadows

Quickly add plan view shadow polylines to see how the structure will shade the property on any given day of the year.

Video No. 5320


10134

13:11

Quick Tip - Walkthrough Video

Learn how to create a Walkthrough within Chief Architect home design software.

Video No. 10134


10145

8:32

Creating Custom Tile Materials

Learn how to use the Screen Capture tool to import images from websites and photos as custom materials. Use CAD tools to represent pattern lines for custom tile layouts and shapes that are not available as predefined patterns.

Video No. 10145


36

3:05

Applying Materials, Colors and Textures

Chief Architect makes it easy to change materials using an item's specification dialog or the Material Painter.

Video No. 36


38

1:54

Creating Custom Materials and Colors

You can create custom colors and materials using your own images or images from manufacturer websites.

Video No. 38


908

3:42

Working with Materials in 3D

Use the adjust material definition dialog to adjust patterns and textures of materials in your plan.

Video No. 908


1541

6:31

Cabinet Materials - Changing and Adjusting

How to apply materials to cabinets

Video No. 1541


5308

0:46

Plan Materials for the Material Painter

Choose from either LIbrary Materials or existing Plan Materials when using the Material Painter

Video No. 5308


5313

4:32

Cabinet Face Items, Materials and Hardware

Set cabinet face items vertically and horizontally in a single cabinet and additional controls for hardware placement

Video No. 5313


5438

11:54

Changing Materials in Camera Views

Modify and change material assignments to all types of objects in a 3D camera view.

Video No. 5438


10032

7:34

Chief Architect Quick Tip - Importing Materials

Learn how to add and use your own custom materials. We'll cover tiling a material and stretching a material in our bathroom design.

Video No. 10032


369

10:52

Creating Matching Textures for Deck Planking, Rim, Rail and Stairs

Change materials for deck and stair elements to match in camera views.

Video No. 369


904

5:40

Controlling What Displays in 3D

Like floor plan view, what displays in 3D views is determined by the active layer set.

Video No. 904


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